This webinar explores the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of people in SSA and makes recommendations for people and policymakers that enable frugal but effective individual cybersecurity practices.
Sub-Saharan Africa is a place where more than a billion strong, young, and dynamic people live. It is a space where most people have some knowledge of the new technologies and the cyberspace that they enable. They know how to use them to connect to friends and family, have fun, study, work, and look for opportunities. The cyber landscape of sub-Saharan Africa is still in its infancy, with an infrastructure still in the process of being developed, unclear cybersecurity strategies, poor cybersecurity regulations and standards, poor cybersecurity awareness and education, and questionable cybersecurity mindsets. These are vulnerabilities at the level of a country or a region. They suggest that individual computer and internet users are particularly exposed to cyber threats and risks. However, it is not specifically clear how exposed they are and the impact of that exposure on themselves and the rest of society. This webinar aims to identify the main vulnerabilities in the device (hardware, software, and platforms) and Internet usage (behaviour and practices) of individuals in SSA. Vulnerability in this situation stems from the exposure of individuals’ personal (Home and mobile), professional (Office + School), and sociocultural (Family, friends, and societies) critical domains to prying eyes. The aim is to describe, explain and suggest remedies to main vulnerabilities.
Webinar Moderator: Dr. Laban Bagui
David Moepeng: Cyber Literacy Advocate
Sorene Assefa: Cybersecurity Analyst
Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor: Cybersecurity Engineer
Aprielle Oichoe: Cybersecurity Engineer